Queens shooter opens fire on man during bodega argument: cops

Suspect in Queens bodega shooting
The suspect (inset) who shot a man in a Queens bodega on April 5, 2024.
Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Police in Queens are looking for the shooter who opened fire on a man during an argument at a bodega on Friday afternoon.

Law enforcement sources said the assault occurred at about 5:20 p.m. on April 5 inside the One Stop Convenience Store at 145-18 243rd St. in Rosedale.

According to police, the suspect became embroiled in a verbal dispute with the victim, a 49-year-old man, for reasons that were not disclosed. The words eventually turned physical, cops said, when the perpetrator pulled out a gun and took aim at his foe, shooting him in the arm. 

The wounded victim then attempted to flee the store, and cops said the suspect fired again, but missed. After pulling the trigger, the perpetrator fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The incident was reported to the 105th Precinct. EMS rushed the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

On Saturday, the NYPD released an image of the shooter. Police describe him as a man with a dark complexion, a medium build and black hair who was last seen wearing a waist-length black jacket over a tan jogging suit and white sneakers.

Alleged Queens shooter
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.